Céleste

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French
A sensational Michelin-starred dining experience on the top of Knightsbridge, with Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace on its doorstep, Céleste at The Lanesborough offers exquisitely prepared dishes that combine French creativity and finesse with exceptional English flavours and ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The setting at Céleste is superb - a richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during day by a domed glass roof, whilst seductively aglow under the softly lit chandeliers in the evening. It is a scene that transforms constantly throughout the day. As the light changes, so do the guests; from breakfast time to lunch to afternoon tea and dinner, it’s a beautiful and fascinating spectacle.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses & a glass of sparkling wine £39

...from the Menu du Jour,




Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30 19:00-22:30

3 courses including a glass of sparkling wine £39

...from the Menu du Jour,




Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 July 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Daily 20:45-21:45

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM

What 262 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with great service. Food was excellent. We went with the menu of the day, which was great value. I highly recommend it

E
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service is very attentive. We feel very welcomed upon arriving, the staff at the hotel entrance walked us to the restaurant rather than just showing us the direction. The restaurant staff offered a complementary birthday desert with a candle on it, it was a pleasure surprise.

Environment is very good for a date. We went on lunch time, very quiet. The glass roof dome is definitely an add on. When the weather is nice you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine even you're indoor. Background music is romantic type. Probably not an ideal place for family with little ones.

Food quality is good but not exceptional (my expectation is higher as it's a Michelin one star restaurant). However, the desert is fantastic!

Service charge is 15% and they well deserved it. Bread etc were served while you're waiting for the food, staffs are well trained, very friendly, thoughtful, attentive. It's not like some other restaurants changing service fee for nothing.

Overall it was a very good experience. I would recommend it to my friends.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

D
London
84 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this revamped hotel is perfect, from the tailcoated concierge welcoming you in and noticing the small details- the bag to take, the coat to hang - to the superb food. The Sunday lunch deal is a ridiculously good one; the food is superb, the staff are knowledgeable about it and the sommelier is a mine of information that he is happy to share. If I could, I would go every day. Exactly what a five star experience should be: you feel spoiled and special without feeling faintly embarrassed by it. Staff and service make or break an occasion like this. It appears to me that all the staff here love their job.

c
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE SETTING AND AMBIENCE OF THE DINING AREA IS VERY NICE, SERVICE IS EXCELENT AS WELL AS THE FOOD AND PRESENTATION.

OT
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and the food was delicious!

f
London
27 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited quite a few times. The restaurant is beautiful- in the old St Georges where I trained! The food is excellent and the service is quiet and unhurried. If you go a la carte, it can be quite expensive, but the set menu is absolutely excellent value for money and every course is outstanding. Even the petit fours came inside a tempered chocolate globe. There is a large and potentially expensive list of wines, but the staff do not push you towards the more expensive end and are happy to discuss and recommend the wines at the cheaper end, and let's be honest, none of them are going to be bad!

J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was well presented and delicious- my family have been to many top restaurants in London but never have we tried dishes with flavours that were so unique, even the butter tasted amazing. The service was great -they didn't keep asking us how we were like some restaurants do every 5 min but they were attentive and knew when to come over. It was my mother's birthday and they gave her a complimentary dessert, which was a really nice surprise for my mother. We definitely recommend this restaurant and the chefs.

JR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Céleste was the best experience I have ever had in my life. The staff is excellent and enthusiastic with their work. Our server, Max, explained all the things on the menu with perfect diction and eloquence. The sommelier, Olivier, had so much passion for wine that really made us feel special. I’m not a rich man, but it was worth the money. I can’t wait to go back

Q
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment. Friendly and attentive service. Couldnt ask for any better.

LE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

good for father day

b
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue, we had problem with the menu initially, but the manager quickly resolved the problem and we had a lovely evening and will come back to the restaurant again.

ST
London
42 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite lunch time venues, excellent value with the lunch deal - we will be back!

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful place. The food was high quality as well. A rare find.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was a nice experience and the staff was lovely. Ended up going for the tasting menu...which was overall nice but nothing excited me about the dishes..I was expecting more from a Michelin restaurant

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were very polite and friendly.

m
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we say in Paris, ce fut un dîner céleste! You could translate in English by awesome

ST
London
42 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch and setting, good value with the lunch deal.

t
London
399 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

What is the point of a discounted set menu if there is nothing on offer that is good enough to make customers want to return for more?

The set menu is good value but nothing to suggest a far superior chef or anything worth returning for.

So you discounted and not gained a new fan.
What’s the point?

Set menus must entice the customer to be eager to return for the full tasting menu.

When you give the customer exactly what they paid for. The ingredients, the cooking methods, the presentations, are all priced right.
So what?
What do they have to look forward to?

What have you really achieved?

The customer would go away with no WoW!

w
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very limited menu that doesn’t have options and the service was not to the standard to the restaurant

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambient is great in the beautiful interior setting. We had the three course lunch menu, which was nice. Overall we had a great lunch experience there.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and fantastic venue.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere,the food was good

DB
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

On a Dining offer + a free glass of Champagne. Disappointed by:
- Champagne not being Champagne but french sparkling wine
- Sommelier attention very limited
- Mashed potatoes served with a dish in the menu, charged separatly. Rectified at the end after asking.
- Menu charged 45 pounds instead of 39 pounds. Rectified after asking.
- Food: Risito disappointing with al dente rice/not cooked. Plate was offered to be changed.
- Rest of the food: nice but not excellent. Lots of reapeating type of food between starter and main plate (croquette and oxtail)
- Overall experience: mixed after complaining a few times and waitress arguing in front of us by the end.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful place. Amazing food with top notch service all set in beautiful surroundings.
Went there with my business partner to celebrate the business’s 17th birthday and knew from the start I had made a good choice.
This place will become a firm favourite.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced with tasting menu consist of only 5 dishes without the WOW factor in any of these dishes and most of them were served in the same style white plate. Especially the hazelnut desert was a really bad choice for closing this menu as there is no connection with the previous dishes of scallop and deer and made you feel fed up after even the first 2-3 spoons. No creativity, very plain looking dishes and expensive for what it offers....

P
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dîner à 39£/pax pour 2 avec coupe de champagne très apprécié! Service très à l’écoute et lieu chaleureux. Très bien en couple.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service in a stunning venue.

AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience.. nice food and good service. Good overall!

E
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service, food and wine list is ok. I believe the menu could have at list 2 more options

AT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I booked the Open Table offer. The starter and the main were extremely mediocre and presentation were disappointing. I had oxtail for the main and it was literally buried under a big lump of mash potato - even worse than canteen food. The dessert was the best of the 3 courses - interesting play on citrus fruits. I seriously don't think how they have earner their Michelin star.

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic attentive service. Food wonderful.

d
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have eaten at Celeste several times before and this time we took advantage of a deal comprising three courses from their menu du jour and a glass of champagne. I think the restaurant interior is beautiful and very conducive to relaxing dining. Table service was impeccable and the sommelier was very helpful in discussing which wines paired well with our different courses. The wines themselves were expensive, but excellent and the food was made using simple ingredients cooked extremely well. We both thoroughly enjoyed each of the courses and thought overall that the menu was very well balanced. We had a really enjoyable evening and look forward to dining at Celeste again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice occasion and good value.

F
London
48 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

We went for the special set lunch, it was not michelen star quality, over expensive but the service was impeccable

AS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I have to start by saying I expected more. However, this was on 1/1 2019 so it might be ” the reason” it wasn’t what I/we expected?
Would I recommened Celeste on the food? No, not at this time, no. Is it worth the money? No. It isn’t. Not only this is on the higher pricelevel- the absolutely ridiculous service charge would def require more from Celeste.
Ended our evening in the cigarrlounge, or should I say smokingarea? No. Im sorry, yet again.. you would expect more when you think of a british classic..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas Eve

T
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good. Dining room is lovely with lots of natural light. Food very tasty. Staff friendly.

d
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous room, amazing service and delicious desserts; Starters and mains were ok/good but not excellent; Loved the place overall but not fully convinced on value for money

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